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this said "i love you, i love you". this is where he's happiest, which is fine, because theresa may also pictured in the telegraph surrounded by her supporters. but critics of jeremy corbyn will say, this is the early thing he can do coming he loves these rallies, that is where he is happiest. we saw him at prime minister's question time today and i don't know how you thought he performed, but he was quite stumbling, there was no support from his mps, he is miserable that. but when he is in this rally situation can he loves it. if you're going to be leader of the party and prime minister, you need to be able to do the other stuff as well, i think. he reminds me of a certain chap in 1992. mr major? that's right. he had a little soapbox. and it worked. donald trump. donald trump just stood there in front of the party faithful, didn't go anywhere else. he won too. it could work for mr corbyn. no? chuckles
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i don't know, i think there is something in that. i'm sure the people in labour hq are looking at john major's soapbox talk, i think it isa john major's soapbox talk, i think it is a backlash against the slickness. .. the trouble is there comes a point when in dearing dottie nature becomes an image of incompetence. tuesday night we were waiting for him and all his mps to attend a meeting of the plp, very important, do talk about the election, and he was an hour late because he was stuck on a train coming back from a constituency. you might say it shows he's a man of the people... know, being late is tardy, whether you are left, right, whatever. on the front page of the telegraph we have theresa may in a similar sort of setting. she has gone to her constituency and she is
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surrounded by the party faithful. the criticism of her could be that this is her comfort zone and that she, for instance, doesn't want to be on she, for instance, doesn't want to beona she, for instance, doesn't want to be onatv she, for instance, doesn't want to be on a tv debate. no, i think it's certainly something the rest of us wa nt certainly something the rest of us want to see, not least in westminster media circles, her pitched againstjeremy westminster media circles, her pitched against jeremy corbyn and possibly other leaders, tim farron. they are always quite good fun and i think quite revealing. sorry dinda up think quite revealing. sorry dinda up but it is a similar criticism to jeremy corbyn, that she is not that nimble on her feet. in a sense, why would she want to hand over power, the certainty of that volatile situation when she doesn't need to. it will be interesting to see what happens. because there was such a long lead up to 2015, there was a real chance for everyone to heap pressure on david cameron. she might try and skip through without doing it. but i think where she has got is
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also interesting. where jeremy corbyn was in london, the heartlands of his support, she went to bolton. those northern pro brexit labour held seats with a sizeable ukip vote are now in the tories's sites. the times had a new poll out the night with you guv data showing that there isa24 with you guv data showing that there is a 24 point lead for the tories now over labour. that is an increased majority over labour, coming from the ukip vote slipping. i think we will hear about that more in the coming days. those seats in the north—west and the north—east, labour would have thought they could count on but because a lot of them voted brexit and labour doesn't seem to have a coherent policy on brexit... to have a coherent policy on brexit. .. quite to have a coherent policy on brexit... quite right, they don't. that makes it difficult for them when they are campaigning there.|j think it does and they lot of them still feel neglected by an labour and they are still struggling. i think there are quite a few ukip now saying we're going to vote conservative because that is how we
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secure brexit. and i don't think of the london voice, i don't know how much it appeals. they've is really going to have to get its election machine in gear. let's go to the front page of the independent. reveal, corbyn's plan to hang on evenif reveal, corbyn's plan to hang on even if labour suffers a humiliating defeat. this is a man who has survived one leadership election, another leadership election, a massive vote of no—confidence in own party. the suggestion here seems to be that even if there is a wipe—out and the conservatives get a three figure majority, he will still hang on. that is absolutely where my money is and has always been. he will not stand down. as you say, clive, he showed himself to be completely impervious to pressure until now. i'm not convinced that he is on the edge and unbecoming the
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psychological pressure that some people seem to think. this is a battle the left have been waging an waiting for their chance for decades, they're not going to give it up without a mechanism being in place to hand over to a left—wing candidate. i think there are so many risks involved in them trying to get through the so—called mcdonald amendment bringing down the threshold of labour mps needed to get on the ballot paper, i think... he's going to want to hang on. having said that, it is the biggest party in europe, the membership is at record levels because ofjeremy corbyn, why should he go? even if he does go and they do lose? those adoring supporters do exist. we have seen them. and they firmly believe in him and his project. yes, and he did want to give his members more say in deselecting some of the sitting mps, which scared the living
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daylights out of some of the moderates, but they might have decided that wasn't enough time to do that. and he does claim, yes, that it do that. and he does claim, yes, thatitis do that. and he does claim, yes, that it is a movement of the people and they can defy the polls with their message. he is trying to make it about the economy, living standards, something different. lot of people believing his policies. i don't think he can possibly win, after last year. but after last year we would be foolish to make firm predictions! theresa may's cast—iron brexit pledge. it will guarantee the end of free movement and no more meddling by europeanjudges. movement and no more meddling by european judges. and that is a cast—iron guarantee, which i think will make conservatives feel a bit queasy, because the last time david cameron said cast—iron, it all went morally wrong. can we trust anything theresa may says now, after saying she was not going to have a snap election? i think she will be held
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to account. she had to u—turn pretty quickly on the national insurance debacle and the budget. but i think this is interesting. home secretary amber rudd hinted that with theresa may seeking a larger mandate, that could be a way in which she is seeking to land a softer kind of brexit. so i think this is theresa may making clear to the daily mail, and the right wing of her party, that no, she's going to stick to those pledges, the end of freedom of movement, the end of the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice, and jurisdiction of the european court of justice, and i jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice, and i think that is something that is expected. what people will also be looking for, the final cameron legacy she dumps, going forward into the next election, could be that she cares up the pledge of no .7% aid and the lock on pensions is set to go, so there could be a lot of focus on that. the front page of the times, theresa may forced to weaken key target on migrants. the times are
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saying this is part of the price of calling a quick election. you have a lot to tie up before parliament rises for the election campaign. they are saying she's going to have to give in, not necessarily completely, but to keep students out of the net migration figures, which, famously of course, and she hasn't dropped this pledge yet, we think she might do. that was a cameron pledge, to get net migration under 100,000 a year. if you include students, 134,000 international stu d e nts students, 134,000 international students arrived in 2016, those numbers, you can make that target even more impossible to get. they are saying that she wants to get a bill through the house of lords to enable universities to raise their fees even higher, and the cost of that could be that she makes a concession. but also i know, i think the foreign office and various ministers, i went to india with
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theresa may on her trip last year and there is a lot of concern here and there is a lot of concern here and in countries like india that britain is being unfriendly towards their students and making it difficult for them to arrive. they would say that they bring benefits and prunes to this country. so it might help with international relations as well if they would soften their stance a little. 0k, relations as well if they would soften their stance a little. ok, so the horse trading has already begun before the election even starts. any suggestion that theresa may is going to wea ke n suggestion that theresa may is going to weaken on key migrant targets is not going to be what a lot of people in the country want to hear. it's an interesting one, i think particularly the student numbers, because i think people think they only come here temporarily and the evidence shows that very few ove rstayed evidence shows that very few overstayed their visas. people say, why should they be counted alongside people that come and settle here long—term and put a long—term burden, the argument goes, an
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essential public services, health and education. sol essential public services, health and education. so i think this is a slightly more niche issue to the whole immigration question but certainly immigration numbers and whether she's forced to put a concrete cap in her manifesto as a pledge going into the election...|j think pledge going into the election...” think ukip is going to campaign very ha rd think ukip is going to campaign very hard on immigration. 0k, finally, it is your story in the express, "i'm stepping down from the commons for now", not stepping down from the commons for now", not you, george osborne! there isa now", not you, george osborne! there is a picture of him. he's going to be the editor of the evening standard and he is not going to seek re—election. standard and he is not going to seek re-election. yes, but he is leaving the house of commons "for now". he a lwa ys the house of commons "for now". he always fancied himself to be a great newsmaker and wants to show himself to be intriguing and mysterious. but we just hate it because he's going to earn loads more money from journalism for much less work than
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we ever will! i think he must have concluded he could not fight... if he fought for re—election as an mp, there would have been so many questions over his commitment to the job because he was not only going to be the editor of a daily newspaper but he has various other roles as well. 70 grand as an mp, x number of gold bullion bars as editor of a newspaper! difficult decision! by having all said —— having said that, he missed his first deadline today. he did, first rule ofjournalism, make your deadlines. he didn't make the print edition. dear oh dear, mr osborne, you had better do better! great having you with us. many thanks for that. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. and you can see a recording of this broadcast any time you like, on iplayer. relive the memories! thank you, alison and lucy. from us all, goodbye.
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another quiet evening out there and for the remainder of the week, the weather is going to remain settled. if anything, just a touch warmer, particularly across some southern and eastern areas of the uk, but it is going to stay pretty cloudy. in fa ct is going to stay pretty cloudy. in fact they a lot of clout out there across the atlantic ready to swing our way. a lot of the cloud has been across more northern part of the country. that cloud is now moving a bit further south, so even here it will tend to become overcast a little bit later on tonight. it's not going to be perfectly cold, we have a lot of clout across the uk and a few spots of rain. that means that temperatures will not dip any lower than eight or 9 degrees in most city centres. in the south just that bit fresher, because the skies will be here longest and enter
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bridges will do away tomorrow night. temperatures around eight or 9 degrees, the winds are light and the sun is strong and it feels fine. central areas, wales and the midlands into yorkshire and lincolnshire, i think a little bit more clout and maybe some spots of rain and generally speaking the rest of the country moving northwards, a fair bit of cloud through thursday morning. the rest of thursday morning. the rest of thursday morning and into the afternoon, we will see some of that loud thinking southwards, so not quite so sunny here tomorrow. we will see more clout than blue sky on thursday, anton rodgers will be more or less the same. perhaps a little higher across some of these northern areas, 14 or 15 celsius. on friday a subtle difference in the north, a bit of a change and then some rain moving into the western isles, but not so much of across eastern parts of scotland. dribs and drabs in the far north—west and to the south of that, in cloud from most of us. temperatures getting up to 17 degrees potentially. in the weekend,
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high pressure will establish itself across the uk. that doesn't mean we will see clear blue skies but it does mean settled weather, light winds and even if the clouds do break up, it should feel fairly pleasant. however, the far north of the country here starts to see pretty chilly air coming in behind this cold front that will have swept through. early next week, sunday into monday, we will see a nasty area of low pressure sweep into scotland. that is something we are watching, but this forecast could change. this is bbc news. the headlines: mps vote overwhelmingly in favour of a snap general election, to be held onjune 8th. campaigning has already begun, with both major party leaders
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visiting key constituencies. it's about providing the strong and stable leadership this country needs to take britain through brexit and beyond. it's about strengthening our hand in the negotiations that lie ahead. the labour council in croydon is building council housing. i want a labour government that builds council housing the former chancellor george osborne is among those mps, not seeing

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